This dreamy lavender Versace number is pretty much perfect.
Amal Clooney hasn’t been seen out and about much lately – fair enough too, as she gave birth to twins Elle and Alexander on June 6 – but we were thrilled to see her back in the game at the Venice Film Festival.
The 39-year-old human rights lawyer supported husband George Clooney at the premiere of his latest film, Suburbicon, on Saturday, choosing a lilac silk chiffon number from Versace for the occasion.
We’re very into that Grecian-inspired flowing cut, and the colour suits her down to the ground.
Anyone else getting shades of Lorde’s Monique Lhuillier triumph at the MTV Video Music Awards? If we get one more lilac gown on the red carpet, we’re calling it as the colour of the summer. Three makes a trend.
At a press call earlier in the day, George Clooney described Suburbicon as an angry film for an angry country.
“A lot of us are angry – angry at ourselves, angry at the way that the country is going, angry at the way the world is going,” said the actor, according to USA Today.
“It’s probably the angriest I have ever seen the country, and I lived through the Watergate period of time. There is a dark cloud hanging over our country right now.”
With a script written by the Coen brothers and starring Julianne Moore and Matt Damon, Suburbicon looks worth a watch, but of course, we were just as interested in the fashion.
The premiere also marked the Clooneys’ first public appearance together since they made two sizable donations – one of Dhs9 million to help Syrian refugees, and one of Dhs3.6m to fight hate groups in the United States.
“We are proud to support the Southern Poverty Law Center in its efforts to prevent violent extremism in the United States,” the A-list couple said in a statement in August.
“What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to stand up to hate.”
Extremely well said, we’d say.
The Venice Film Festival runs until September 9, and we’re hoping to see a lot more Middle Eastern designers on the red carpet. Here’s a couple of stars that have worn locally-made gowns so far, though…
Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab
Kristen Wiig in Zuhair Murad
Actress Kristen Wiig is reigning the red carpet tonight at the #VeniceFilmFestival as she arrives at the premiere of her new film #Downsizing wearing a cream beaded sheath gown with plunging neckline and detailed side ruffle from #ZuhairMurad’s #Fall2017 #hautecouture Collection. Pictures: Getty Images
Hong Chau in Elie Saab
We’ll keep you updated as more Arab-designed gowns roll in.